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Go Behind-the-Scenes at the California Academy of Sciences

Presented by California Academy of Sciences


Get VIP access to iconic exhibits and explore the Academy like never before with an intimate look behind the scenes. Visit a handful of the 46 million research collections, not on view to the public, step out onto our living roof and learn how it is an integral part of our green heating and cooling system, examine breathtaking geology specimens in our private vault, and more! The Academy tour is sure to show you more of the museum than you ever knew existed.


What's Included:

  • One-hour guided tour
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Express entry into the building
  • VIP entrance to Osher Rainforest
  • Reserved space in the Planetarium
  • 10 percent discount in Academy dining and shopping venues


Schedule: Monday–Friday at 11 am and 2 pm; Weekends at 11 am, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm


Please note: Guests must be age 8 or older to participate


To learn more about the Behind-the-Scenes tour, visit their website here